Stan Keller, Karissa Caldwell, Merrilee Bark and Beverly Keller
The Toledo Elementary and High School hosted the annual Grandparents Thanksgiving Luncheon last Friday. On this day, the grandparents are able to choose to dine with their grandkids at either the elementary school or high school with reservations, and eat a Thanksgiving meal.
The school lunch tables were nicely arranged and decorated around the cafeteria, and The Toledo FCCLA and FFA groups served each table with Thanksgiving meals, consisting of mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, turkey with a side of cranberry, and a mini pumpkin pie, as well as refreshments, such as coffee and a carton of milk. The staff worked hard to provide everyone with a delicious feast, which was served to the families rather efficiently this year. The piano was played, and it set the afternoon with a nice atmosphere.
Grandparents Lunch is a great way for students to connect with their grandparents, especially if they don't see them very often. Some grandparents travel relatively far just to dine with their grandkids on this special day. It's a day just to relax and spend time with your family, and eat delicious food, and be thankful for all that you have.
The students who didn't have grandparents attend continued classes, although the schedule was a little different. Most teachers were easygoing, and let the students play games, or watch a movie with the class. After Grandparents Lunch, the other students got to eat Thanksgiving food, as well.
During the past Grandparents Lunches, there has been different forms of entertainment, such as speakers and games. Every year, the elementary school is usually filled by reservations before the high school, so it's important to make your reservations fast. The Grandparents Luncheon is all thanks to the staff and FFA and FCCLA members, who worked to serve each family, and make it a special day for them.